Social Media Top Links April 2010: Epic Zuckerpunched in Your Privacy

Here are the top links, articles, and news regarding social networking sites such as FaceBook. The big news this month was continual decay of users’ privacy on FaceBook. There has been an general outrage and growing distrust with the crew at FaceBook.

Buzz April 2010: Zuck of Borg

In the month of April, Failbook continued to fail user expectations of desired privacy settings. Mark Zuckerborg, the CEO of Facebook, wants to assimilate everybody’s privacy by default to whatever Zuck of Borg deems it. If you are using Google Buzz, be sure to follow me I’ll follow back. Here are some recent buzz posts from a variety of topics.

  • Desperate for Attention: I would love to get a letter from you but you should call me, or email me, or if it’s better for you just text me, maybe at reply me, or DM, comment on posts, or just stop by and say hello.
  • I feel like I stepped off a time machine, not really sure if it’s Monday or Tuesday, Can you image the jet lag coming off a time machine?
  • If kid doesn’t have his homework, it’s because the dog eat it. If a president sees economic down turns, it’s because of his predecessor. If a blue collar worker has a delay, it’s his coworkers fault. If a astro or quantum physicist makes a mistake or has delays firing up the LHC its because of either time traveling bandits or an invading intergalactic space fleet.
  • Time is a fractal and space is recursive.
  • Chicken doesn’t taste like chicken anymore, it taste more like hormone made plastic corn meal. If chicken does taste like chicken anymore what does everything that used to taste like chicken taste like now?
  • Facebook’s Zuckerborg remind me of Borg version of Pinky and the Brain. “what are we going to do tomorrow night, Zuckerborg?” “The same thing we do every night, try to take over the interwebs with the Like button, resistance is futile.”
  • What a day, I started chilling at University Ave., then shopping at an Chinese antique store, then BBQ in EPA, and now a nap. LOL. Plus nobody I know got killed in South Central L.A. Today was a good day. … Today I didn’t even have to use my A.K. I got to say it was a good day.
  • I want to fast forward to the weekend.
  • Today I drank water from the four corners of the world, Acqua Panna from Italy, Voss from Norway, Fiji from Fiji, and good ol’ tap water from the San Francisco bay area.
  • Is it still cool to party like it’s 1999?
  • I don’t like location base apps like Foursquare because I am afraid that a time traveling ninja will use that information to go back in time and ambush me.
  • TGIF doesn’t come close to expressing how I really feel…. :)
  • Steve Jobs should make available his playlist on iTunes.
  • iPad is the new iFad?
  • Summary of iPad reviews: iPad for president 2012, iPad resurrected from the dead, iPad cures boredom, iPad greatest thing since sliced iBread, iPad wins Nobel Peace Prize, iPad multi-touched by iGod, etc…
  • Wasn’t the Perl 6 Parrot VM an April Fool’s joke? Now, it is vapor ware.
  • My whole week felt like one bad Monday, repeating itself each day. Like if Ground Hog Day and Office Space had a crossover universe and made a prequel.

Favorite Tweets April 2010

There are some funny people on Twitter. Whenever I find a funny, witty, or thought provoking I usually retweet it and favorite it. Here is a small collection of recent tweets that stoop out to me.

  • @nickbilton: Off record chat w/ Facebook employee. Me: How does Zuck feel about privacy? Response: [laughter] He doesn’t believe in it.
  • @stephenkruiser: Pants are important. Sometimes.
  • @crazeegeekchick: So grateful for salary and for direct deposit. AT least one thing is consistent in my life :)
  • @puredanger: wife: "why are these blankets always on the floor!?" me: "gravity?"
  • @godolcevita: You have to be where you are at to get where you are going….
  • @cdixon: It’s getting to the point that when a big company calls something "open" == they are about to screw you. Need a new word for actually open.
  • @ericaogrady: What to know if he’s a Man or a Boy? Make eye contact with him and hold his gaze. If he looks away, he’s still a boy.
  • @Archimage: I would rather throw down than throw up.
  • @nandoism: it smells awesome in Brooklyn. like fresh rain mixed with urine. aaah.
  • @michaelg: Overheard: "Zuck sounds like Lex Luthor" #f8
  • @Archimage: This tweet is (c) 2010 Archimage. All rights reserved. Any retweeting is a violation of applicable laws.
  • @KaciBrownMonroe: Don’t look at me; look into me. To the deepest, most real, places in my heart and soul.
  • @stevenharman: Apple, if you’re going to limit how many computers I can play my content on, please allow me to de-authorize one I no longer have access to.
  • @wilshipley: Why do DJs wear earphones? Isn’t the music loud enough? I can hear it fine from down here.
  • @girlonetrack: I’ve spent the last four hours immersed in non-stop politics: eight times as long I as give foreplay. Which I guess shows my priorities…
  • @joeracer: FUCK YOU IRS. Seriously.
  • @tedneward: Oracle’s sponsoring IronMan 2?!? What next, Microsoft Star Trek 2? "Mr Spock, where do you want to go today?"
  • @thekarladam: 290.2 MB of space for Adobe Reader!? WTF is wrong over at Adobe!?
  • @bkorte: Dear Facebook: Stop using my default notification sound for your push alerts on my iPhone – be original and come up with your own sound.
  • @hotforwords: The Average Woman Dates 24 Men Before Settling Down.
  • @dotjenna: Is it possible to hate someone you love? #love #hate
  • @shanselman: I need an online alias for some programming projects. I wonder if Slim Shady or Sasha Fierce are taken…
  • @MsLizziA: I mean Kick Ass SUCKED ASS!
  • @techknow: Is there such a thing as tofu salmon?
  • @markramsey: how the hell can ticketmaster charge a $10 convenience charge on $25 tickets, I’m buying them online, making it convenient for them!
  • @ebarrera: It is no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase ‘As pretty as an Airport’ appear.
  • @thediva: Some times women’s clothing annoy me. I wear 3 different sizes depending on the brand. It’s so insane of retailers to play head games
  • @adactio: This is my browser; there are many like it but this one is mine.
  • @ehthayer: My body clock needs an hour change button too
  • @RobotDeathSquad: I think there is a direct relationship between the number of tattoos and bad waitressing.
  • @gkmaestro: Software involves sending more emails that writing code!!!
  • @meph: Why do computer programmers confuse Halloween with Christmas? Because Oct(31) = Dec(25). #geekfun
  • @godolcevita: I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
  • @timacummins: Worry is a brain drain.
  • @NicoleJordan: Instead of asking what is the return on investment, we should be asking what’s the return on objectives? #digiday
  • @swedal: Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song?

Retweet September 2009

Here I am reblogging some retweets for the past month that broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events that occurred in September 2009. If you like to follow along, befriend xwoop and lolprez and I’ll be sure to follow back.

Failbook

  • Why is Facebook down on a quite Friday night! Having network issues is like so last year.
  • Failbook is down. The one day I need to log into it to update my status it is down, my life is ruined, how could they do this to me???
  • I live close to Facebook, I can walk down and turn on the servers if they need me to.
  • If you play Farm Ville to much they will send you to the Funny Farm Ville.
  • Facebook is down and I can’t get to my Farm Ville, quick call FEMA!!!
  • At what level can I buy hemp/weed on Farm Ville.
  • Are you into Farm Ville? I am waiting until Gansta Ville.
  • I can’t wait until a tornado hits Farm Ville.
  • Facebook makes you use your real identity so it is easier for your exe to stalk you.
  • Facebook makes you realize you where once cool, what happened to you?
  • Facebook makes you realize you need new friends!
  • Facebook Makes You wanna punch someone in their Facebook.

Yo Kayne Swift

  • Yo Obama, imma gonna let you finish but Canada had the best health care of all time.
  • Yo Joe Wilson, i’mma gonna let you finish, but the Don’t Taze Me Bro guy is one the best hecklers of all time.
  • Yo H1N1, i’mma gonna let you finish, but the Black Plague is one the best pandemics of all time.
  • Yo Facebook, i’mma gonna let you finish, but the Twitter is one the best status jiggamajigy of all time.
  • Yo All Your Base Are Belong to Us, I’m really happy for you. I’m gonna let you finish, but Kanye West is now the best meme of all time.

Demo Democracy

  • It takes a village to raise a child and a state to keep him down.
  • Though on crime, weak on jobs.
  • Four Horsemen: Big Government, Corporatism, Ecosystem Collapse, Lead & Mercury Poisoning
  • Make love not war, drop beatz not bombs, fight the power not each other!
  • Happy 60th BDay People’s Republic of China, You don’t like a day past 3000 years of civilization! What kind of cake do you like?
  • It is a education seeing the continual failures in education, instead of lead no kids behind you should leave no school district behind.
  • ACORN: We Help You Bust a Nut
  • Hope is the new Obey.

Obama-o-rama

  • Do Da Obama Dance!
  • Prez Obama calls Kayne West a ‘jackass’, Kayne West calls Bill Clinton the best black president.
  • Kayne West is like Jesus, Barack Obama is like Pontius Pilate.
  • Uncle Obama called Kayne West a jackass, but bailout bankers he calls critical to our economic recovery.
  • Osama called Obama a douche, because Obama called Kayne a jackass, because Kayne called Beyonce the greatest.
  • Obama wants to fine/tax folks if they can’t afford/maintain health insurance, what is next, they will fine you if you drink to much coffee?
  • Obama might as well fine/tax fat people!

Capitalism

  • White people don’t riot, they bailout.
  • Who says crime doesn’t pay? Just see the stock growth for private correctional facility operators CXW.
  • Music has sex, drugs, and rock and roll. The finance industry has hookers, blow, and government bailouts.
  • Let bankers be bankers is like saying let children be children.
  • The economic recovery must be in full swing, the market has rallied to near 10k, hedge funds avg up +10%, Google/Flickr/etc are hiring.
  • I guess we are out of the recession if Adobe can afford $1.8 for a company that does not add to their core business.

Random Philosophy

  • We are destined for great things, first thing is to believe it, second thing is to act on it, third is to persevere on it, then patent it!
  • I want fries with that, therefore I am. We are all philosophers, but we don’t all work at McDs.
  • When you hit 42 years of age, the question to the meaning of life new meaning and everything else takes on a new meaning.
  • OH: I have a degree in Fashion Science.
  • The Internet is a zoo and there is one rule: Don’t Feed The Trolls!
  • Know better sooner!
  • Cost != Worth vs. Net Worth != Self Worth
  • Work: The real Never Ending Story!
  • When there is a kid in the house every room is a kid’s room.
  • T Diet – Tacos, Tortas, Tamales, Tostadas, etc.
  • I don’t have what I don’t have but what I gave I got myself.
  • Sometimes art imitates life, sometimes life imitates art, but other times art imitates art but that alone does not make it art.
  • True love loves you long time.
  • Nothing is the end of the world, not even the apocalypse.
  • What is common about common sense is the lack of it.
  • It is possible to be better.
  • In front of every slow poke driving grandma, there is a Prius driver holding up traffic.
  • If you think you are wise you are a dummy in disguise.

Quotes

  • Graffiti artists are like dogs: they mark their territory. – Muro
  • If there is any doubt, there is no doubt. – Jason Calacanis
  • You are your people. – Jason Calacanis
  • Starting is easy, finishing is hard. – Jason Calacanis
  • Failure is the precursor to success – Jason Calacanis
  • Great entrepreneur gets a dollar out of a nickel, a donkey entrepreneur get a nickel out of a dollar. – Jason Calacanis
  • We are not the center of everything that happens to us. – Alain De Botton
  • California is on the verge of becoming the first failed state in America. – Kenneth Starr
  • At the end of the day, finance is all about faith. Money does not exist unless you believe in it. – Gillian Tett
  • It’s important to realize that I was actually black before the election. – Prez Obama
  • The only training the TSA gets is how to yell at you. – Adam Curry

Newsroom

  • Your local news will not report it if it doesn’t come from a multinational conglomerate news wire or Bloomberg dashboard.
  • Network news run on the disinformation channel, the truth is that network news anchor don’t even know the news.
  • The media is not the puppet master, it is the puppet strings.